As a singersongwriter the Artist's Way has opened up my creativity and my attention to details and God's hand in the world. I first read Julia Cameron's book, the Artist's Way, while in seminary taking a class called the Preacher and the Poet. The class, the book, and the friends i shared it with forever changed my posture in the world. The twelve lesson book creates a great way for folks to pay attention to the world around them and to act with imagination.
While Spiritual, the book is not overtly Christian. Our meetings will focus primarily on creativity, and spiritual integration with our neighbors. While I will lead as a follower of Jesus, and our meetings will include passages of Christian and Hebrew Scripture, we will also draw on Zen and Sufi ideas and practices. Anyone is welcome to join us.
I'll facilitate a group of us for nine weeks as we work at daily writing, reading texts of poetry and scripture, meditating, drawing, and visioning. The only assignments for the week will be to cover the chapters in Julia Cameron's book and her exercises of morning pages and artist date plus an added exercise of a weekly city walk.